Crandall Park Pond will soon be lit up with gorgeous lanterns – get the details on this and more upcoming events, and brush up on Glens Falls region news.
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Crandall Pond Ice Lantern Contest Announced
Attention creative folks looking for a winter project: There will be a Crandall Pond Ice Lantern Contest from February 5 to 19. You create the lantern, drop it off at Crandall Pond, take a photo, and then enter to win. It will be so fun to see the frozen pond illuminated by all these lanterns!
A Reminder That Ice Safety is Paramount
Speaking of frozen ponds, on Monday, January 25, an angler fell through the ice in Lake George near Bolton Landing and had to be rescued. If you’re out ice fishing (scroll down for a Warren County ice fishing tournament!), ice skating, or otherwise out on frozen waterbodies, please brush up on ice safety before heading out.
Downtown Revitalization Efforts Turn a Corner With GF DRIVE
We’ve been buzzing about a resurgence in Downtown Glens Falls for years now, since the city received $10 million in 2017 for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). The City and the Greater Glens Falls Local Development Corporation (GGFLDCP) will launch the Glens Falls Business Downtown Revitalization Initiative Venture Enterprise Program (GF DRIVE), which will serve as a significant part of the DRI.
Acronyms and initialism aside, this is exciting because the GF DRIVE will support startups and new businesses looking to expand in the Downtown area; the plan is to also promote existing businesses within the neighborhood, including those on South Street and Elm Street.
GF DRIVE will provide deferred loans to businesses looking to start up or expand in underutilized space in the target area, and applications are available now. Interested parties can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restaurant News: Glens Falls Restaurant Adds Lunch, Lake George Restaurant Returns
[farmacy] in Downtown Glens Falls has started serving lunch Monday to Saturday, 11am to 2pm, with dinner continuing at 5pm to close. Brunch continues on Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
And King Neptune’s Pub in Lake George posted on Facebook that they reopen tomorrow, January 29 at 4pm.
Enjoy LARAC’s New Exhibit Virtually or In Person
LARAC is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm, with extended hours on Thursdays until 6pm.
Events Happening From Winter Activities to Delicious Chowder
Check out these happenings in addition to the upcoming Ice Lantern Contest:
Go Snowshoeing in Bolton Landing: Up Yonda Farm hosts a guided snowshoe hike on Saturday, January 30. Snowshoe rentals are included in the $8 fee.
Pick Up Some Delicious Chowder: The Saratoga Chowder Tour starts on Saturday, January 30 and goes through February 6.
Warren County Ice Fishing Challenge: This new ice fishing tournament allows anglers to take part all through the month of February!
Thursday Night Winter Racing in Cole’s Woods: Thursday night racing continues in Cole’s Woods for cross-country skiers. February 11 will be the last race.
Lake George Area Prepares for Winterfest: The Lake George Area Winterfest begins on February 4 and you can buy your wristband online now.